UPDATE: 2 missing, none confirmed dead, in Gulf oil rig explosion

November 16, 2012

Energy, Technology

The Coast Guard is searching for two people who remain missing from a platform that caught fire 25 miles south of Grand Isle early Friday. Earlier, authorities reported that two people had been killed, but during a news conference in New Orleans, the Coast Guard are no confirmed deaths at this time, NOLA.com, the news website of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reported.

Twenty-two workers were on the platform at the time the blaze erupted, according to Coast Guard Capt. Ed Cubanski, chief of the Coast Guard response division in New Orleans. Eleven of those were transported to four area hospitals. Nine others were evacuated from the platform uninjured, and two remain missing, he said.

Read the NOLA.com story.



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